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Serbia has attracted over €29 billion of inward foreign direct investment since 2007.

 

Since the onset of economic reforms, Serbia has grown into one of the premier investment locations in Central and Eastern Europe. A list of leading foreign investors is topped by world-class companies and banks such as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Bosch, Michelin, Siemens, ZF, Yazaki,  Panasonic, NCR, Yura, Magna, Continental, Calzedonia, Eaton, Stada, Falke, Swarovski, Mei Ta, Microsoft, Gorenje, Schneider Electric, Geox, Cooper Tires, Tarkett, Ling Long, Adient, Minth, Toyo Tires, Johnson Controls, Johnson Electric, Leoni, MTU, and many others.

Serbia's strong FDI track-record is substantiated by internationally recognized awards. 

Serbia is ranked number 1 globally for the third year in a row, as the country that creates most FDI jobs per million inhabitants, according to “IBM Global Location Trends 2019“.

According to “IBM Global Location Trends 2019” report, Serbia also stands on the first position in the world as a country with the highest percentage of the export-oriented investment projects (91,2%), along with the number one position for the number of newly created jobs through FDI projects initiated in 2018 in the electrical equipment sector. 

Serbia continued to show strong results for the third year in a row, as the next wave of preferred locations for companies in Europe.”

IBM Global Locations Trends 2019 report

 

FDI Inflow

                               

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Source: National Bank  of Serbia


Key Investors

                                   

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Source: RAS*, 2019

 

* RAS database includes almost 400 foreign investment projects and tracks all investment types in the manufacturing and service sector, excluding portfolio investments. Data are based on the research that was done according to the country of origin of the investor company.